What about large pieces of garbage? Can I put these out at the curb?

Yes.

  • Bulk items are things that are too large to fit into your plastic cart. Each bulk item requires 5 garbage/organic stickers attached to it. Carpet rolls must be no longer than 4 feet in length and 18 inches in diameter and require 2 garbage/organic stickers attached to each roll for collection. To dispose of your toilet, please separate the bowl from the tank and place the 5 required stickers on one of the pieces. Lakeshore will remove both pieces. Note that all bulk waste must weigh no more than 50 pounds.
  • White goods, or appliances containing CFC, HCFC, PCBs, mercury switches or other hazardous components (refrigerators, air conditioners, humidifiers, etc.), require 10 garbage/organic stickers to be collected. All white goods will be collected by a separate truck at the end of the day.
  • Do-it-yourself construction or demolition debris will require 5 garbage/organic stickers per stack or 35-gallon container. Stacks must weigh less than 50 pounds, be no more than 4 feet in length and up to 18 inches in diameter. 35-gallon containers cannot weigh more than 50 pounds.
  • Household hazardous waste (HHW) products are flammable, toxic, corrosive or reactive, and can pose a harmful threat or damage to the environment when disposed of improperly. Items such as paint, pesticides, poisons, cleaning solvents, tainted gasoline, used oil and other automotive fluids are considered to be hazardous waste and should not be included with your regular garbage for disposal. For more information regarding disposal, visit the County of DuPage's website.

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1. How does Lakeshore know how often to charge my account?
2. What types of items require a sticker in order to be collected?
3. What about large pieces of garbage? Can I put these out at the curb?
4. Can I still use old stickers from previous garbage haulers?
5. How does the food scrap/organics program work?
6. Will Lakeshore Recycling Systems pick up Christmas trees?
7. How do I pay for garbage/recycling service?
8. Where can I buy stickers for yard waste, organics, electronics or bulk items?